‘A paw-some achievement!’ Metro Mayor visits Bristol Animal Rescue Centre

Cats, rats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, snakes and other small animals greeted dog-owner and Metro Mayor Dan Norris when he visited a Bristol animal welfare charity to learn about its work. The Metro Mayor was invited to meet staff and volunteers as he toured the centre to find out about some of the 10,000 vulnerable animalsContinue reading “‘A paw-some achievement!’ Metro Mayor visits Bristol Animal Rescue Centre”

Living standards of over 66,000 West of England families hit by Universal Credit cut, as energy prices soar

Over 66,000 West of England families will see their household income fall next month, as government cuts to Universal Credit come into effect, according to new figures obtained by Metro Mayor Dan Norris. A £20-a-week universal credit uplift, introduced during the pandemic to assist households on low-incomes will be phased out in October. “This cutContinue reading “Living standards of over 66,000 West of England families hit by Universal Credit cut, as energy prices soar”

National accolade for local social enterprise

Metro Mayor Dan Norris presented a national award to a Bristol-based organisation that helps people turn their lives around, when he called in to its Horfield offices. The Restore Trust has been named ‘UK Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2021’ for its work supporting adults and young people across the West of England. The Trust’s CEO,Continue reading “National accolade for local social enterprise”

It’s official: West of England Combined Authority backs Metro Mayor to oppose Bristol Airport expansion

The West of England Combined Authority’s Joint Committee has today voted to officially “oppose the latest plans to expand Bristol Airport”. The move has been roundly welcomed by environmental groups including Friends of the Earth South West and Bristol Airport Action Network. The motion brought by Metro Mayor Dan Norris makes good on his manifestoContinue reading “It’s official: West of England Combined Authority backs Metro Mayor to oppose Bristol Airport expansion”

Floating film studio in Bristol welcomes Metro Mayor to launch new service

Metro Mayor Dan Norris visited MB Tempora, home of Floating Harbour Films, to find out how a grant from the West of England Combined Authority which he leads is allowing them to launch a brand new service so more people can experience live events from their own homes. Floating Harbour Films, which is marking its tenthContinue reading “Floating film studio in Bristol welcomes Metro Mayor to launch new service”